Manchester United appears set to miss out on another major transfer target, following reports that Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara
has agreed a four-year deal with Bayern
Munich. Pep Guardiola
, coach of the Bavarian giant, made it known on Thursday that he is heavily pursuing the signature of the 22-year-old, whom he helped to develop in his four years
as coach of Barcelona until 2012.
Guardiola on Thursday described Thiago as a “super, super player” who “can play in three, four or five positions.” He also
indicated that the Spain U21 international would be Bayern’s only major signing: “It is either Thiago or nothing,” Guardiola said. David Moyes
had also hoped to make
Thiago his first major signing as Manchester United coach.
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